SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, IXL Learning announced its fourth annual list of Elite 100 teachers. The Elite 100 recognizes the top teachers from around the world who have demonstrated the highest commitment to using IXL during the 2016–2017 academic year. This year, nearly one third of the Elite 100 list are repeat winners. To view the full list of new Elite 100 winners, please visit www.ixl.com/inspiration/elite-100.
"At IXL, we are privileged to create products that enhance teachers' effectiveness and impact," said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. "It's rewarding to see the ever-growing number of teachers worldwide who are making IXL an essential component of their classrooms, and we are proud to celebrate their achievements through the Elite 100."
IXL selected the list of 100 from among the 300,000 teachers worldwide who use the program in their classrooms, based on usage. The Elite 100 hail from 26 U.S. states and countries including Australia, Canada, Lesotho, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, among others.
"I encourage my students to continually challenge themselves to accomplish small goals on a regular basis, often within small sections of the curriculum," said Bryce Wait, an Elite 100 teacher at Athelstone School in Athelstone, Australia. "As a teacher, I love that all students are able to get a daily sense of achievement regardless of their prior knowledge and understanding. IXL has so many amazing features that I use to gain maximum participation and engagement at appropriate levels of challenge."
Elite 100 teachers have implemented IXL in many ways, from holding competitions to see who can achieve the highest SmartScore, to having students offer peer support when IXL's real-time reports indicate a fellow student needs help, to using IXL to differentiate instruction for advanced students and more. Teachers also utilize IXL's performance and progress insights to help students reach their full potential. The IXL Continuous Diagnostic provides insights that are always up to date, so teachers can outline actionable next steps for each individual student. With IXL Analytics, features like the Real-Time Center allow teachers to assess student performance so they can intervene precisely when help is needed.
"Once IXL was incorporated into my 'bag of tricks,' there was a definite change in the rate of growth for every student in my class," said Karla Rupp, an Elite 100 teacher at Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota. "On assessments, a large majority of students would surpass the average rate of learning for their grade level. I definitely couldn't grow my students' brains as effectively without IXL!"
IXL covers math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish, and is aligned to the Common Core and all state standards. IXL is available online and as an app for iPad and Android. For more information and to subscribe to IXL, please visit www.ixl.com.
About IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive learning experience—for all students, in all grades, across all subjects, including math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. Used by 1 in 9 U.S. students and with 35 billion questions answered around the world, IXL is helping schools successfully use technology to improve teaching and learning. Our team of educators, researchers and technologists crafts unique, high-quality content with unprecedented breadth and depth across 7,000 skills. IXL adapts with students as they grow, offering challenges at just the right level to help them master new concepts. From pre-K to 12th grade, IXL's content and technology enable fresh, engaging and personalized experiences that spark curiosity and build confidence. To learn more about IXL, visit www.ixl.com,facebook.com/IXL and twitter.com/IXLLearning.
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